by Emma Murray
About the Book:
‘It’s just a phase,’ they said. ‘These are the happiest years of your life,’ they said…
Mother of one and professional writer Saoirse (pronounced Seersha, not Searcy – thanks a bunch Game of Thrones!) is still adjusting to the demands of motherhood, four years after the birth of her daughter, Anna.
Living in the claustrophobic London suburb of Woodvale, and being surrounded by passive-aggressive mum-wars, isn’t helping. Neither is her increasingly pent-up anger at her once-perfect husband. Her only comrade in arms, best friend Bea, is the one thing keeping her sane.
When Saoirse’s agent asks her to pitch for a book, she is horrified to discover the topic is motherhood. How can she possibly write a ‘warts and all’ account of being a mother without giving away what it’s really like?
Laugh-out-loud funny, painfully well-observed, but with an unmistakable warmth and unforgettable characters, this is the perfect antidote to all those parenting bibles that bear absolutely no relation to real life. The novel may or may not have been inspired by real life…
A funny, witty, and realistic look at motherhood!!!!
Saoirse had dreams of being a writer. She has achieved that goal…partially…she is a ghostwriter. She dreams that one day she will have her own name on a book. Until then, her job brings in money, and she is a mother to the precocious Anna and wife to the OCD David. Her best friend, Bea, who is a single mother is her only saving grace. She definitely can’t count on the snooty moms in the online group, Vale Mums.
Her dreams of having her own book may be coming to fruition. Her agent wants her to write a pitch for a book, and she is shocked when she discovers it is about motherhood. As her life spirals out of control, she decides to take a time out in Ireland. She is hoping this will help her write her pitch and figure out the direction her marriage is going.
Emma Murray’s look into motherhood is funny and brutally honest. I think a lot of women can relate to Saoirise’s deep thoughts. It has been a while since I have been the mother of a toddler, and those were some of the happiest yet hardest and most tiring days of my life.
This is a book that a great many mothers can relate too…from being exhausted to dealing with judgmental mothers. It also speaks to our need to connect with others in our communities and how we have replaced that with social media!
This is a must read for all mothers no matter what age your children are!!!!
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/30uvhC4
***Also available on Kindle Unlimited***
Meet the Author
Emma Murray is originally from Co. Dublin and moved to London in her early twenties. After a successful career as a ghostwriter, she felt it was high time she fulfilled her childhood dream to write fiction.
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